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D&I Weekly News Round-Up: Race, Well-being and more


Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about the benefits of the Swedish coffee break, executive sponsorship, Netflix’s latest inclusion report, and girls fighting for their right to be educated. 

Diversity Report 

Netflix just released their second inclusion report, an update on their progress from last year. Women now represent over 50% of their global workforce, and in the US, employees from historically excluded racial and/or ethnic backgrounds make up slightly more than half of the workforce. 


Having an executive sponsor can have a significant impact on someone’s career. According to new research, white employees are much more likely than Black employees to succeed in winning sponsorship, due to various reasons. Read more here

Gender Equality 

When the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021, most of the schools for girls closed. Touching (short) documentary on how girls have been fighting for the right to be educated. 


Working for Ericsson, I learned to love the tradition of “fika” (the Swedish coffee break) early on – and to no surprise, fika can actually improve productivity and enhance well-being according to this report. Watch the video

Caroline Berns is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Middle East & Africa at Ericsson.

The original article was published here.

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